Belleville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 41,906 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Belleville is the 32nd largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Belleville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belleville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Belleville who work in office and administrative support (15.35%), sales jobs (9.08%), and management occupations (8.47%).
Also of interest is that Belleville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A lot of people in Belleville take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Belleville, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
The population of Belleville overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Belleville, 23.09% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Belleville in 2010 was $24,934, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,736 for a family of four. However, Belleville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Belleville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Belleville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belleville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Belleville include Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Belleville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.